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Football legends at The Bull

This Thursday, from 7pm, we will be hosting our exciting ‘Brighton and Hove Albion Legends Night’.

Hosted by our very own die-hard Albion fan and Bull owner, Dominic Worrall, the evening will include an exclusive question and answer session with two of the club’s legendary veteran players, Danny Cullip and Guy Butters.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Albion in the Community who do amazing work across Sussex– not least running more than 30 football sessions for people with disabilities. Each disability session costs between £2,500 and £5,000 a year to run, so fundraising events like this are incredibly important to the charity.

Tickets are £5 per person and can be purchased from behind the bar, online at: https://thebullditchling.com/event-tickets/ or by calling us on 01273 843147.

We now have limited availability for the event…so make sure you get your hands on some tickets!

Pumpkin Pandemonium

Its pumpkin pandemonium this Halloween with the return of The Bull’s pumpkin carving competition.

The competition is open to all children and their pumpkin creations will be judged in the following age categories: 0-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12+.

The best pumpkin in each category will win an amazing £10’s worth of book tokens.

Entries cost £1 per pumpkin which will be donated directly to Ditchling St Margaret’s Primary School PTA.

Feeling inspired? Then get your creative juices flowing and bring your decorated pumpkin to The Bull by Wednesday 30th October.

Winners will be announced at the pub on Halloween night, Thursday 31st October, at 6pm.

All the pumpkins will be put on display around the pub for customers to admire and to set the scene for a seriously spooky Halloween.

Please ensure that all pumpkins entered are clearly marked with the child’s name and age.

Good luck everyone, we can’t wait to see your creepy creations!

A fantastic evening with Ridgeview

Last month we hosted our spectacular ‘Ridgeview Supper’ to celebrate the Ridgeview Harvest.

The evening saw our fortunate guests being treated to a delicious 4 course supper, delicately created by our team of chefs and served in our beautiful dining room.

The bespoke menu included many delights such as crispy oysters, scallops, guinea fowl with a smoked onion puree and a dessert of caramelised plum with cobbler, hazelnut and clotted cream.

Each course was perfectly paired with one of Ridgeview’s superb, sparking wines including the ever-popular Ridgeview Bloomsbury and Ridgeview’s stupendous Blanc de Blanc.

Tom Surgey, from Ridgeview, was here hosting the evening, talking our guests through the delicious wines on offer at each course.

We’d like to thank Ridgeview and all our guests for a fantastic evening full of great wine, great food and great company.

Let’s get quizzing

Now the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting a tad chillier, make sure you make arrangements to join us for our monthly quiz nights.

Taking place on the second Sunday of every month, our pub quiz has six brain stretching rounds including: a picture round, ‘read all about it’ (our current affairs round) and an exciting ‘wipe out’ round where, if you answer all the questions correctly, you get five bonus points but if you get any one question wrong you lose all your points for the entire round! Let’s just say it gets very tense!

Quiz nights are always great fun and a fantastic way to spend a chilly Sunday evening in front of our cosy fire whilst testing your general knowledge abilities.

Prizes include: a round of drinks for second place, a bottle of wine for the best team name and an exciting jackpot for the winners.

Get to ours for around 7:30 to start quizzing from 8pm – make sure you’ve got your thinking cap on as no one likes to be the weakest link.

Winter Warmers

As the nights are getting colder and the winter draws in on us, here at The Bull we’ve got a hearty selection of winter warmers lined up for you behind the bar.

Firstly, we are bringing back a festive treat from our friends at Trenchmore Farm. Once again, we’ll be selling their ‘unusually civilised’ Silly Moo Mulled Cider. This festive favourite is a blend of Silly Moo cider mixed with mulled spices including cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and home-grown bay leaves. This super cider is best enjoyed deliciously warm with a slice of dried orange whilst sitting in front of our roaring fireplace.

Next up from our very own Bedlam Brewery, we have ‘Salem Red Ale 4.6%’. This frighteningly good red, copper-coloured, autumn ale is screaming out with taste and fantastic flavour. This brew really packs a punch with its complex mash of US hops including: Citra, Simcoe, Columbus and Amarillo. This beer’s other DNA strand comes from US-06, a yeast from the West Coast of the US. Available on tap this Autumn make sure you pop in and sample this bewitchingly good brew for yourself.

Finally, we have our legendary, home-made, Bull Sloe Gin. Molly and our Sous Chef Ben, are currently out foraging for some delicious Sloe Berries in the local area. Ben is then planning to mix the sloe berries with local gins and plenty of sugar before leaving them to brew in the kitchen for the next month or so. This is the first year that Ben has made the festive favourite and, as he is the most Christmas obsessed person we’ve ever met, we’re betting that this year’s blend might just be our best ever!

Britons…The Bull Needs You!

Are you looking for a new adventure or fancy a change?

Would you like to work for ‘Britain’s Best Freehouse 2019’?

Then we’ve got some great news for you…

We are currently looking for chefs (of various levels) and front of house staff.

Candidates should have previous experience in a busy and high-volume pub or restaurant. Excellent communication and attention to detail are also a must and, due to our rural location, all applicants must have their own transport.

WE OFFER:

• Competitive salary packages.
• Contributions towards a private Pension plan, after a qualifying period.
• Recognised training, qualifications and career growth opportunities.
• A rewarding bonus scheme for senior team members.

You will be supported by a passionate and experienced team, fantastic systems and some of the most amazing suppliers.

If you are passionate about hospitality and food, have previous experience and are looking for exciting new opportunities, then we want to hear from you!

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to: molly@thebullditchling.com or call 01273 843147

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Christmas is slowly creeping up on us so it’s time to start making plans for this year’s festive celebrations. Here at The Bull we have got some fantastic festive plans to give you plenty of food for thought.

This year we will be offering our ‘Christmas Seasonal Menu’, which will be available for pre booked groups of six or more from 29th November until 24th December, except on Sundays. The menu includes three delicious courses featuring many traditional festive favourites alongside other exciting seasonal dishes, with something for everyone to enjoy.

We will also be open on Boxing Day this year from 11am until 5pm, with our kitchen serving lunch from 12-4pm.

To make a reservation for either a Christmas celebration or for Boxing Day, we require a non-refundable deposit of £10 per head, to be paid when making your booking.

If you wish to make a reservation, please get in touch with the team on 01273 843147, or email us at: info@thebullditchling.com.

You can also book via our website at: www.thebullditchling.com

See in the New Year with us.

We’re now into the final quarter of the year and as 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to celebrate New Year’s Eve. So, why not join us for a delicious three-course supper in our beautiful dining room, back bar or snug area.

We are offering an exquisite three course set-menu for £65pp, with smaller portions available for children at £35pp.

Tables are available to book from 7:30pm, depending on availability, and post-dinner we invite you to join the celebrations in the bar with music and a fantastic atmosphere until late.

Spaces are limited, so we would recommend making your booking ahead of the rest. To book a table, we require a non-refundable deposit of £65 per head or £35 for children. Please note that all food will need to be pre ordered in advance.

Our main bar will also be open for drinkers until 1pm. General admission will be £10pp which will be fully donated to our chosen charity, Albion in the community.

If you wish to make a reservation, please get in touch with the team on 01273 843147, or email us at: info@thebullditchling.com.

You can also book via our website at: www.thebullditchling.com

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